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Each year Business Facilities magazine, an economic development and site selection website, publishes a report that ranks states and metro areas across a number of categories. 

EDCUtah
Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:25

Last week, Zions Bank reported the findings of an Oxford University study outlining spending trends at recent Olympic Games. The study indicated all Olympic Games over the past 30 years have cost at least $1 billion, an expense that may be financed by a combination of taxpayer money, government funding, and private contribution

EDCUtah
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 16:45

On the surface, it may appear that Utah does not place great enough emphasis on education. Utah is often cited as spending the least amount per-pupil for K-12 public education in the nation at $6,555. New York, comparatively, spends the most per-pupil at $19,818.

EDCUtah
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:27

US wage growth has yet to return to pre-recession levels, but after almost five years of fairly flat growth, in 2015 and 2016 we’ve begun to see more positive increases.

EDCUtah
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:49

In 2015, the Utah Foundation in conjunction with EDCUtah, reached out to Utah companies who also have a presence in other states to discover the differences between employees at their various locations. The companies were asked to rank employees from each of their locations utilizing a number of metrics, including the productivity, education, and turnover of these employees. In December 2015, the Utah Foundation published their findings in a research report: “Is this the Place?”

EDCUtah
Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:01

Utah spans more than 82,190 square miles and has a population of roughly three million. In contrast, greater Sacramento has a population of about 2.5 million in just under 7,500 square miles. At first glance Utah may seem to lack population density, but if you look closer that isn’t the case. 

EDCUtah
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:31

When a company considers moving or expanding to a new location they often hire a site selector to assist them in the process. EDCUtah, with the support of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, recently surveyed site selectors to get their thoughts on Utah. Here are five highlights.

EDCUtah
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:45

Unemployment is very often looked at as a negative. The health of our country’s economy is often associated with unemployment.  Naturally, the goal would be to decrease the unemployment in a state or county as much as possible.

EDCUtah
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 05:00

On June 23, 2016 Britain held a referendum to determine whether the country would remain a part of the European Union (EU), a collection of European counties who have entered into an economic and political union aimed at fostering cooperation between the countries for

EDCUtah
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:00

In 2015 Utah became the most diverse economy in the nation while maintaining industry expertise in Financial Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, and Aerospace. This means that Utah has a wide variety of industries it serves.

EDCUtah
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:00

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